Thursday, Aug 30, 2018, 1:30 pm
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA
Learn about the living and working conditions in Lawrence and how workers organized in an effort to raise their wages and improve their existence. Then discover what happened to the thousands of mill jobs in the city, the impact mill closures had on Lawrence, and how it is being redeveloped today.
Robert Forrant, Ph.D., is a Distinguished University Professor of History at UMass Lowell. Currently working on a new book titled Lowell: The Worlds and Histories of a New England Mill City scheduled for publication in late 2019, he is co-author of: The Great Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912: New Scholarship on the Bread & Roses Strike, (2014), The Big Move: Immigrant Voices From a Mill City, (2012), and Ethnicity in Lowell: Ethnographic Overview and Assessment, completed in 2011 for the Lowell National Historical Park. He has worked with high school and middle school educators for over 20 years on curriculum development and led sessions on immigration, industrial, and women’s history as part of National Endowment for the Humanities. He sits on the board of several organizations including the Lawrence History Center.